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    With the 2017 GMC Acadia becoming slightly smaller and losing a bit of weight, it should come as no surprise that the price has gone down as well. Today, GMC announced that 2017 Acadia would start at $29,995 (includes a $995 destination charge) for the SL model when it hits dealers this spring. This is a decrease of $1,905 from the base price of the 2016 model.

     

    If you want all-wheel drive, you'll need to jump up to the SLE which begins at $35,375 (a decrease of $1,725 when compared to the 2016 SLE AWD model). The SLT models begin at $39,275, followed by the All-Terrain at $40,040, and the Denali at $45,845.

     

    GMC has increased the amount of standard equipment including a new IntelliLink system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility; front pedestrian braking, and a surround view camera. Most models will come equipped with a 2.5L four-cylinder with 195 horsepower. Optional is a 3.6L V6 with 310 horsepower.

     

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    2017 GMC Acadia starting at $29,995

    • Drives to heart of midsize SUV segment with lower starting price, more features


    DETROIT – GMC announced today pricing for the all-new 2017 Acadia will start at $29,995 when it goes on sale this spring.
    The base price is $1,905 less than the 2016 base model and the new Acadia offers more standard equipment, including a new IntelliLink system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility (User interfaces are products of Apple and Google and their terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible smartphone and data plan rates apply.)
    It also offers an expanded range of active safety features, including Front Pedestrian Braking, Safety Alert Seat and the Surround Vision camera system.
    “Acadia takes GMC’s proven SUV experience to the heart of the midsize crossover segment with a compelling package of great design, the latest technologies and the brand’s signature capability,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “Building on the momentum of 2015’s record sales, it will introduce Acadia to a new generation of customers.”
    The new Acadia is 700 pounds lighter than the 2016 model and offers three rows of seating on most models. The premium Acadia Denali returns, along with a new All Terrain model offering enhanced off-road capability.
    The lineup and starting at MSRPs include:

    • Acadia SL FWD – $29,995
    • Acadia SLE FWD – $33,375
    • Acadia SLE AWD – $35,375
    • Acadia SLT FWD – $39,275
    • Acadia SLT AWD – $42,375
    • Acadia All Terrain AWD – $40,040
    • Acadia Denali FWD – $45,845
    • Acadia Denali AWD – $47,845


    The All Terrain model features an advanced AWD system with Active Twin Clutch. An SLE-based All Terrain model will be offered Spring 2016.
    A new, 2.5L engine is standard and expected to offer an estimated 28 mpg highway for FWD models (Official EPA estimates not yet available. Fuel economy estimate based on GM testing.). City fuel economy offered is GM-estimated at 22 mpg (FWD) and is bolstered with Stop/Start technology, which enhances efficiency in stop-and-go driving.
    There’s also an available 3.6L V-6 engine that is more powerful and efficient than the 2016 model, while offering 4,000 pounds estimated trailering capability (with the available towing package). It is GM-estimated at 310 horsepower (231 kW) and expected to offer 25 mpg highway (FWD models – EPA estimates not yet available).
    As a contemporary crossover designed for families on the go, the 2017 Acadia offers the latest active safety features. They’re designed to help drivers avoid potential crash situations. They are available depending on the model and include:

    • New Front Pedestrian Braking
    • New Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking (standard on SLT-2 and Denali)
    • New Forward Automatic Braking (available on Denali)
    • New Following Distance Indicator
    • New IntelliBeam automatic headlamp high-beam control
    • New Surround Vision camera system
    • New Safety Alert Seat
    • New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
    • New Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
    • New Front and Rear Parking Assist
    • Forward Collision Alert


    There’s also a new, standard rear seat alert on all models that can remind drivers about items left in the second- and third-row seats.

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    I would have expected a bigger price drop.

     

    This GMC now is more in line with a base Kia Soerento, as they both don't come with 3 rows standard and have a four cylinder engine,

     

    The GMC costs about 3 grand more base model to base model.

     

    Given that such a model is just a formality, the real news should be that GMC has managed to shrink the vehicle and its engines, while maintaining the price point, if not moving it higher.

     

    Not bad, though the Denali interior - because aside from the chrome treatment outside is not even comparable to a Buick level or Ford Platinum level interior...

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    I applaud any price drop. I love seeing a company pass the savings on to the customer. They already had people paying the $1,900+ per vehicle before so to drop the price and pass their savings on is awesome. 

     

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    I would have expected a bigger price drop.

     

    This GMC now is more in line with a base Kia Soerento, as they both don't come with 3 rows standard and have a four cylinder engine,

     

    The GMC costs about 3 grand more base model to base model.

     

    Given that such a model is just a formality, the real news should be that GMC has managed to shrink the vehicle and its engines, while maintaining the price point, if not moving it higher.

     

    Not bad, though the Denali interior - because aside from the chrome treatment outside is not even comparable to a Buick level or Ford Platinum level interior...

    ^^^^^^^^^ winner winner^^^^^^^ yup, that's GM, make it smaller and charge more.

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    I would have expected a bigger price drop.

     

    This GMC now is more in line with a base Kia Soerento, as they both don't come with 3 rows standard and have a four cylinder engine,

     

    The GMC costs about 3 grand more base model to base model.

     

    Given that such a model is just a formality, the real news should be that GMC has managed to shrink the vehicle and its engines, while maintaining the price point, if not moving it higher.

     

    Not bad, though the Denali interior - because aside from the chrome treatment outside is not even comparable to a Buick level or Ford Platinum level interior...

    ^^^^^^^^^ winner winner^^^^^^^ yup, that's GM, make it smaller and charge more.

     

     

    Am I supposed to be pleased by your reaction or am I supposed to imagine your statement aloud in Eric Cartman's voice and laugh my a$$ off?

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    It will be interesting to see how this does, with the much smaller size. Nice new features, not a huge difference in economy, just the newer 3.6L and still a 6-speed, or it seems like much larger use oddly of the 2.5L in lower models...wonder how that will do.

     

    Should attract new people who the previous was too big for, but for everyone else used to the current big ones, they may have to wait for the bigger Chevy and Buick iterations to come out later.

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    People who cry about this vehicle being smaller are fools.. most likely fools who again have no thoughts of buying in the first place. The Yukon sits not two steps away... if CUVs is your thing.. the Enclave is 2 more steps away. GMC went the intelligent route and shrunk this vehicle to the proper proportions it should have back in 2006.. again.. creating the Lambdas to take over for the possibility of the demise of BOF SUVs in the GM line-up. They CORRECTED the wrong, also I still say that the Traverse should have gotten this treatment as well since the Tahoe and Suburban exist.

     

    Buick now has the medium Envision and large Enclave.

    GMC now has the medium Acadia large Yukon, and larger XL.

    Chevy now has the medium Traverse, large Tahoe, and larger Suburban

    Cadillac now has the medium XT5, large Escalade, and larger ESV

     

    What the f@#k is so hard about understanding that?

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    People who cry about this vehicle being smaller are fools.. most likely fools who again have no thoughts of buying in the first place. The Yukon sits not two steps away... if CUVs is your thing.. the Enclave is 2 more steps away. GMC went the intelligent route and shrunk this vehicle to the proper proportions it should have back in 2006.. again.. creating the Lambdas to take over for the possibility of the demise of BOF SUVs in the GM line-up. They CORRECTED the wrong, also I still say that the Traverse should have gotten this treatment as well since the Tahoe and Suburban exist.

     

    Buick now has the medium Envision and large Enclave.

    GMC now has the medium Acadia large Yukon, and larger XL.

    Chevy now has the medium Traverse, large Tahoe, and larger Suburban

    Cadillac now has the medium XT5, large Escalade, and larger ESV

     

    What the f@#k is so hard about understanding that?

    The Yukon starts $17,000 more than the Acadia and with the 2k price drop it will be 19k difference. That's pretty significant to most people, probably all buying the Acadia. So while it is only a step away it is an un-affordable jump for most. 

     

    So size per dollar is why people are upset about it. Personally, I like it because I like the Edge and Grand Cherokee size vehicles. Larger, 2 row SUVs.  

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    People who cry about this vehicle being smaller are fools.. most likely fools who again have no thoughts of buying in the first place. The Yukon sits not two steps away... if CUVs is your thing.. the Enclave is 2 more steps away. GMC went the intelligent route and shrunk this vehicle to the proper proportions it should have back in 2006.. again.. creating the Lambdas to take over for the possibility of the demise of BOF SUVs in the GM line-up. They CORRECTED the wrong, also I still say that the Traverse should have gotten this treatment as well since the Tahoe and Suburban exist.

     

    Buick now has the medium Envision and large Enclave.

    GMC now has the medium Acadia large Yukon, and larger XL.

    Chevy now has the medium Traverse, large Tahoe, and larger Suburban

    Cadillac now has the medium XT5, large Escalade, and larger ESV

     

    What the f@#k is so hard about understanding that?

    when we got our Town and Country, the Acadia / Traverse was the next leading option.  Wife wanted an Acadia due to size.  She was cool towards the Explorer due its interior limitations.

     

    People don't want Suburbans and Tahoes, and Yukons, that is an ENTIRELY DIFFERENT BUYING CROWD.  Plus the full framers are all priced out of budgets of mostly everyone these days.  Lambdas are parkable and ride like a car.

     

    GMC buyers don't want Chevy's.  GMC is there (and profitable) because people don't want to be seen with a lowly Chevy badge.  (Chevy=Kia to a lot of folks on the status meter)

     

    GMC buyers like GMC's and don't want Buicks.  (GMC is butch, Buick is femme)

     

    Go to other forum boards, you see the opinion is mostly the same.  WTF was GMC thinking.  Especially now that people are turning in Acadia leases, i was reading the other day, one guy did an early pull in by several months just so he could get it in before the downsize.  It is fairly epxressed that at least GMC should continue to make the current Acadia ala 'Malibu Limited' until the SUPPOSED Acadia XL comes on board, it would give some way for GMC to retain its current customers.  GMC product planners should be fired for that.

     

    Lambdas truly are perfect size vehicles.  Like the old full size Impala/Caprice/Bonnevilles/Eighty Eights/LeSabres of before, there is a significant enough meat of the market to offer them in each brand.

     

    The new Acadia is like if you took the Colorado and Canyon and named them Sierra and Silverado.

     

    You can almost always move a vehicle up in size.  The swords come out when you downsize them.

     

    If the SUPPOSED Acadia XL does not have the same interior dimensions and capacities of the current one, then GMC really will have screwed the pooch.

     

    Real truth is GMC downsized the Acadia to put a four cylinder in it, give you less, and charge you more.  They squeezed a whole 1 mpg more out of it when they gutted their product.  FAIL.

     

    thanks for your beautiful profanity.  If you want, you can send me 19,000 bucks and I will use it when i upgrade to a Suburban.

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    I also think this is smart of GM. I guess "Not bad" doesn't divulge as much enthusiasm.

     

    Though at the auto show, I sized it up to the old one right there as well. I gotta say, it's a different proposition now. I'm guessing GMC is trying to become more "athletic" as a brand.

     

    I think it'll ride the new wave of crossovers just like the old one. But the value proposition is no longer there. You can get a Kia Sorento that has done really well in most magazine reviews for a lot less. And people at the show were comparing those two like crazy.

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    Note even an issue here as the CUV class is not the same thing as what happened in the 80's. Also the new regulations will drive all MFG to down size at some point.

    I think what is missed here is that there will be a larger model between this one and the Yukon that is coming to fill the gap based on the Canyon.

    As for size that matters little as it is all about packaging and useful space. GM has had an issue with that like in my Terrain where it has lots of wasted space but being built on an old platform I understand why.

    Today they have new models that may be smaller in foot print but much larger in usable room.

    As for the third row I am sure there are some that need it but for the most look around and generally I see them empty or with a kid that just wanted more space between the parents leaving the second row empty.

    I know in our case as with most others the space would get used only a few times over the life of the vehicle in the family.

    The increased sales of smaller SUV and CUV models are not flukes as this is where people want to be. They want cheaper to buy and operate as well as easier to drive but retain most of the utility.

    They will do fine here and just keep in mind we have yet to know or see all their moves. GM is far from done with the SUV market moves.

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    People who cry about this vehicle being smaller are fools.. most likely fools who again have no thoughts of buying in the first place. The Yukon sits not two steps away... if CUVs is your thing.. the Enclave is 2 more steps away. GMC went the intelligent route and shrunk this vehicle to the proper proportions it should have back in 2006.. again.. creating the Lambdas to take over for the possibility of the demise of BOF SUVs in the GM line-up. They CORRECTED the wrong, also I still say that the Traverse should have gotten this treatment as well since the Tahoe and Suburban exist.

     

    Buick now has the medium Envision and large Enclave.

    GMC now has the medium Acadia large Yukon, and larger XL.

    Chevy now has the medium Traverse, large Tahoe, and larger Suburban

    Cadillac now has the medium XT5, large Escalade, and larger ESV

     

    What the f@#k is so hard about understanding that?

    The Yukon starts $17,000 more than the Acadia and with the 2k price drop it will be 19k difference. That's pretty significant to most people, probably all buying the Acadia. So while it is only a step away it is an un-affordable jump for most. 

     

    So size per dollar is why people are upset about it. Personally, I like it because I like the Edge and Grand Cherokee size vehicles. Larger, 2 row SUVs.

    Note another model can fill that price gap very easily with RWD/AWD!

    This is why we should not panic and slashing our wrist and gnashing of teeth in fear of dooms day like some project.

    And yes it will have a third row.

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    Note even an issue here as the CUV class is not the same thing as what happened in the 80's. Also the new regulations will drive all MFG to down size at some point.

    I think what is missed here is that there will be a larger model between this one and the Yukon that is coming to fill the gap based on the Canyon.

    As for size that matters little as it is all about packaging and useful space. GM has had an issue with that like in my Terrain where it has lots of wasted space but being built on an old platform I understand why.

    Today they have new models that may be smaller in foot print but much larger in usable room.

    As for the third row I am sure there are some that need it but for the most look around and generally I see them empty or with a kid that just wanted more space between the parents leaving the second row empty.

    I know in our case as with most others the space would get used only a few times over the life of the vehicle in the family.

    The increased sales of smaller SUV and CUV models are not flukes as this is where people want to be. They want cheaper to buy and operate as well as easier to drive but retain most of the utility.

    They will do fine here and just keep in mind we have yet to know or see all their moves. GM is far from done with the SUV market moves.

     

     

    it totally is the same thing.  Take a nameplate, downsize the heck out of it, people get pissed.

     

    It's the exact same thing.  

     

    I can't wait for the auto show here in a few weeks.  I'm going to hang by the GMC area and listen to the Muhricans ask the GMC folks 'why in the hell would you downsize it, it's exactly as we like it'

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    Not the same thing. The GM deal in the 80's was a knee jerk reaction to a fuel crises issue that never happened. On top of that the cars they came up with were strictly all badge engineered to the point of being a joke.

    The fact was all their cars looked the same and really were poorly built. Two issue today that is not in play.

    Factor in the changes are not done yet and we still have more models to come before we panic too much. It is what you don't know that rationalizes the changes that are made today.

    The fact is everyone is going to have to down size. A smaller RWD SUV will be needed at a Yukon will not be able to do it all anymore. Ford will have a new Bronco that will be slotted over the Explorer that is now competing with the Acadia.

    To be honest with the number of people defecting from the large SUV models to the smaller CUV models just on price alone may make this a good move. People are just tapped out and are now wanting to give up the SUV but they are unable to shell out the $55K-$65K it takes anymore. The cost of living is rising faster than wages and it is not going to change soon and if some people running win the oval office it will only get worse but that is a whole other argument.

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    Here is some things to consider.

    The 2017 Acadia has lost 700 pounds compared to its predecessor thanks to high-strength steels allowing redesigned parts, and the fact that it overall, the vehicle is actually smaller. Length is reduced by 7.2 inches on a wheelbase diminished by 6.4 inches, it is 3.5 inches narrower and sits 3.9 inches lower. The 2016 Acadia was 4,656 pounds, the 2017 is 3,956 pounds.

    GMC says it will still swallow people, Not Eight but still seven-passengers. While you lose one person, you gain convenience with a split-folding second row featuring tilt-and-slide for both sections. The third-row seats fold flat into the cargo floor, and if the second row is folded as well, cargo capacity improves over the 2016 Acadia, 79 cubic feet compared to 70 cu-ft.

    So basically they repackaged the vehicle to where you lost one person but you gain more cargo room. What do most people do the most haul 8 people or cargo?

    Like my Terrain has a lot of wasted space that does little. The sliding rear seat is neat but in truth once you set it you never move it forward or back and even all the way forward you are never crowded. I would trade it for better cargo use in the back and a fold flat seat.

    Then as for badge engineering it is not being done here. This is the same platform as the XT5 and they are worlds different.

    http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/02/comparing-the-exterior-proportions-of-the-2017-cadillac-xt5-to-the-2017-gmc-acadia-dimensional-brief/

    The C1XX is very flexible and will do a lot and even more than we have seen so far. Also we will see a Bronco competitor as GM knows it is coming. It should slot right in over this and just under the Yukon.

    Do before some of us get into a panic attack lets consider the reality here. To be honest this one may just sell better because it looks like a real truck and not an over sized minivan. While not hideous it was never the most stylish machine on the road. practical but not a real truck like vehicle like is so popular today.

    Today it is more important to make it look like a truck than anything else in many cases. Just look at Fords Explorer and how well it is moving. It is not a truck but a Uni-body FWD based vehicle but that is what people like.

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    People who cry about this vehicle being smaller are fools.. most likely fools who again have no thoughts of buying in the first place. The Yukon sits not two steps away... if CUVs is your thing.. the Enclave is 2 more steps away. GMC went the intelligent route and shrunk this vehicle to the proper proportions it should have back in 2006.. again.. creating the Lambdas to take over for the possibility of the demise of BOF SUVs in the GM line-up. They CORRECTED the wrong, also I still say that the Traverse should have gotten this treatment as well since the Tahoe and Suburban exist.

     

    Buick now has the medium Envision and large Enclave.

    GMC now has the medium Acadia large Yukon, and larger XL.

    Chevy now has the medium Traverse, large Tahoe, and larger Suburban

    Cadillac now has the medium XT5, large Escalade, and larger ESV

     

    What the f@#k is so hard about understanding that?

    The Yukon starts $17,000 more than the Acadia and with the 2k price drop it will be 19k difference. That's pretty significant to most people, probably all buying the Acadia. So while it is only a step away it is an un-affordable jump for most. 

     

    So size per dollar is why people are upset about it. Personally, I like it because I like the Edge and Grand Cherokee size vehicles. Larger, 2 row SUVs.  

     

     

     

     

    I got cha... but if U read my post.. I did include the ENCLAVE in those "steps away.."

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    Here is some things to consider.

    The 2017 Acadia has lost 700 pounds compared to its predecessor thanks to high-strength steels allowing redesigned parts, and the fact that it overall, the vehicle is actually smaller. Length is reduced by 7.2 inches on a wheelbase diminished by 6.4 inches, it is 3.5 inches narrower and sits 3.9 inches lower. The 2016 Acadia was 4,656 pounds, the 2017 is 3,956 pounds.

    GMC says it will still swallow people, Not Eight but still seven-passengers. While you lose one person, you gain convenience with a split-folding second row featuring tilt-and-slide for both sections. The third-row seats fold flat into the cargo floor, and if the second row is folded as well, cargo capacity improves over the 2016 Acadia, 79 cubic feet compared to 70 cu-ft.

    So basically they repackaged the vehicle to where you lost one person but you gain more cargo room. What do most people do the most haul 8 people or cargo?

    Like my Terrain has a lot of wasted space that does little. The sliding rear seat is neat but in truth once you set it you never move it forward or back and even all the way forward you are never crowded. I would trade it for better cargo use in the back and a fold flat seat.

    Then as for badge engineering it is not being done here. This is the same platform as the XT5 and they are worlds different.

    http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/02/comparing-the-exterior-proportions-of-the-2017-cadillac-xt5-to-the-2017-gmc-acadia-dimensional-brief/

    The C1XX is very flexible and will do a lot and even more than we have seen so far. Also we will see a Bronco competitor as GM knows it is coming. It should slot right in over this and just under the Yukon.

    Do before some of us get into a panic attack lets consider the reality here. To be honest this one may just sell better because it looks like a real truck and not an over sized minivan. While not hideous it was never the most stylish machine on the road. practical but not a real truck like vehicle like is so popular today.

    Today it is more important to make it look like a truck than anything else in many cases. Just look at Fords Explorer and how well it is moving. It is not a truck but a Uni-body FWD based vehicle but that is what people like.

     

     

    Good points. I have heard ramblings of a Canyon/Color based SUV on the way.. and why not?? Its another no brainer considering GM can't possibly justify having a platform that good.. all by itself selling only two truck names. 

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    People who cry about this vehicle being smaller are fools.. most likely fools who again have no thoughts of buying in the first place. The Yukon sits not two steps away... if CUVs is your thing.. the Enclave is 2 more steps away. GMC went the intelligent route and shrunk this vehicle to the proper proportions it should have back in 2006.. again.. creating the Lambdas to take over for the possibility of the demise of BOF SUVs in the GM line-up. They CORRECTED the wrong, also I still say that the Traverse should have gotten this treatment as well since the Tahoe and Suburban exist.

     

    Buick now has the medium Envision and large Enclave.

    GMC now has the medium Acadia large Yukon, and larger XL.

    Chevy now has the medium Traverse, large Tahoe, and larger Suburban

    Cadillac now has the medium XT5, large Escalade, and larger ESV

     

    What the f@#k is so hard about understanding that?

    The Yukon starts $17,000 more than the Acadia and with the 2k price drop it will be 19k difference. That's pretty significant to most people, probably all buying the Acadia. So while it is only a step away it is an un-affordable jump for most. 

     

    So size per dollar is why people are upset about it. Personally, I like it because I like the Edge and Grand Cherokee size vehicles. Larger, 2 row SUVs.  

     

     

     

     

    I got cha... but if U read my post.. I did include the ENCLAVE in those "steps away.."

     

    You're right. I guess I just assumed staying with the GMC family because GMC's and Buick's styling is very different. 

     

    Hey kind of random, kind of not, my sister and her husband are buying a used '09 Yukon SLT. gimme the down low on it. Ups and downs to it? I don't really know much about it yet as that's about all they told me so I'm assuming the 5.3 and 4wd. Back then was their 4wd a form of an AWD system but 'stronger'? 

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    Stronger. More in line with business. 4WD-L and 4WD-H. AWD is all the time.. and for various reasons, including F/E, not as strong as 4WD. I had a Tahoe of the generation GM900s and loved it. Always started and always got the job done. Was nice to look at and still to this day looks good when I see them on the road. 

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    Stronger. More in line with business. 4WD-L and 4WD-H. AWD is all the time.. and for various reasons, including F/E, not as strong as 4WD. I had a Tahoe of the generation GM900s and loved it. Always started and always got the job done. Was nice to look at and still to this day looks good when I see them on the road. 

    I thought it would have been 4WD but I read this, "The full-time 40/60-split all-wheel drive is basically unchanged (a rear-drive model comes later)". Granted that was a Denali review I was reading..but still.. 

     

    Personally, I think the Tahoe of that generation looks better than the Yukon but if you want a little more luxury to your BOF SUV then get the GMC. 

     

    Was yours a 5.3 as well? It looks like they offered a handful of engines back then. 

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    Here is some things to consider.

    The 2017 Acadia has lost 700 pounds compared to its predecessor thanks to high-strength steels allowing redesigned parts, and the fact that it overall, the vehicle is actually smaller. Length is reduced by 7.2 inches on a wheelbase diminished by 6.4 inches, it is 3.5 inches narrower and sits 3.9 inches lower. The 2016 Acadia was 4,656 pounds, the 2017 is 3,956 pounds.

    GMC says it will still swallow people, Not Eight but still seven-passengers. While you lose one person, you gain convenience with a split-folding second row featuring tilt-and-slide for both sections. The third-row seats fold flat into the cargo floor, and if the second row is folded as well, cargo capacity improves over the 2016 Acadia, 79 cubic feet compared to 70 cu-ft.

    So basically they repackaged the vehicle to where you lost one person but you gain more cargo room. What do most people do the most haul 8 people or cargo?

    Like my Terrain has a lot of wasted space that does little. The sliding rear seat is neat but in truth once you set it you never move it forward or back and even all the way forward you are never crowded. I would trade it for better cargo use in the back and a fold flat seat.

    Then as for badge engineering it is not being done here. This is the same platform as the XT5 and they are worlds different.

    http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/02/comparing-the-exterior-proportions-of-the-2017-cadillac-xt5-to-the-2017-gmc-acadia-dimensional-brief/

    The C1XX is very flexible and will do a lot and even more than we have seen so far. Also we will see a Bronco competitor as GM knows it is coming. It should slot right in over this and just under the Yukon.

    Do before some of us get into a panic attack lets consider the reality here. To be honest this one may just sell better because it looks like a real truck and not an over sized minivan. While not hideous it was never the most stylish machine on the road. practical but not a real truck like vehicle like is so popular today.

    Today it is more important to make it look like a truck than anything else in many cases. Just look at Fords Explorer and how well it is moving. It is not a truck but a Uni-body FWD based vehicle but that is what people like.

     

     

    Good points. I have heard ramblings of a Canyon/Color based SUV on the way.. and why not?? Its another no brainer considering GM can't possibly justify having a platform that good.. all by itself selling only two truck names.

    You would do the GMC just for the Denali profits alone.

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